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Military Units. Contubernium (Tent Group) – 8 men sharing one tent, one mule, and cooking gear Century – 80 men, commanded by Centurion (an NCO) Cohort – 6 Centuries, 480+ men Legion – 10 Cohorts (one a headquarters unit),

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military units

Military Units

Contubernium (Tent Group) – 8 men sharing one tent, one mule, and cooking gear

Century – 80 men, commanded by Centurion

(an NCO)

Cohort – 6 Centuries, 480+ men

Legion – 10 Cohorts (one a headquarters unit),

about 5,000 men, commanded by Legatus,

who was assisted by 6 Military Tribunes.

dux either consul proconsul praetor or propraetor general in charge of campaign
Dux, either Consul, Proconsul, Praetor, or Propraetor, general in charge of campaign.

Praetorian Guard-

Early – a cohort selected for excellence to protect general (Dux). Cf. Mark Antony

Empire – 9 cohorts garrisoned in Rome as bodyguard for emperor, called cohors togata.